Monday, January 21, 2013

Blacklock breaks out on Vipers road trip, earns Gongshow POW

Press Release

Vernon Vipers forward Mason Blacklock has been named the Gongshow BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 20, the league announced Monday.

Blacklock helped the Vipers to two wins in a three-game Vancouver Island road trip as he played his second, third and fourth games with his new club. The White Rock native was named 1st Star with the winning goal and three helpers in a 6-4 win over the Nanaimo Clippers, his former team. He followed  that with a goal and an assist and another 1st Star nod in a 3-1 win over the Cowichan Valley Capitals.

The 18-year-old tied for the BCHL scoring lead for the week with his six points and is now the Vipers top point-getter for the season.

Honourable mentions this week go to:

Vernon Vipers F Andrew Tegeler (3G 3A, 2nd Star, FortisBC Energy Player of the Game)

Chilliwack Chiefs F Austin Plevy (1G 4A, two 2nd Stars)

Vernon Vipers G Austin Smith (1W, .971 sv%, 1.01 GAA, two 2nd Stars)

Chilliwack Chiefs F Philip Zielonka (3G 2A, 1st Star)

Victoria Grizzlies D Blake Thompson (4A, 1st Star, assists on two GWG) 

 (Nathan can be reached at

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